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journal" poll. the only thing that is worse is john boehner. 18% favorable. this is not a formidable partner. >> over the weekend, "politico" spoke to many advisers and said house republicans and party leaders appear willing to shut down government. we might need to do that four- member management purposes so that they can have an end game and show their constituents they are fighting. get it out of the system? this is not a gastrointestinal problem, this is the government. >> i would suggest therapy and do not shed down the government. i would give it to them for free. the republicans have had a pretty unhappy experience with brinksmanship. years theye gingrich shut down the government and they got shellacked. they tried to force the issue using the debt ceiling in 2011, using the fiscal cliff in january. i am as gung-ho as any of them to force obama into cutting spending. but it failed, and the reason is, you cannot govern from one house of the congress. that is the truth. i wrote a column this morning saying essentially, you have to recognize, you cannot use these things come up a
the euro crisis. what about the atmosphere today, john? >> the atmosphere today was more than cordial. of course they have political differences. the euro debt crisis, speaking about conditionality and soldarity. but basically they have a common goal. it is what ignites them. a common view of europe. the raging debate right now is absolutely unthinkable and meets with blank astonishment here in berlin as it does in france. >> looking forward to the official ceremony tomorrow, the same enthusiasm we had 50 years ago? >> well, the signing of the treaty, friendship treaty was a milestone in european history. as you mentioned these countries regarded each other as archenemies, it was the beginning of a long process. perhaps more important than the consultations that it demands between the members and heads of government of france and germany and their foreign and defense ministers is the cultural exchange between the two countries, literally millions of german and french schoolchildren have taken part in exchange programs in the last 50 years, learned each other's languages and formed som
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very much, john, from our parliamentary studios. >> a series of car bombings in iraq have killed about 20 people and wounded dozens more. >> one blast was in the district of baghdad. a car bomb detonated near a market in several were injured in a suicide tykattack after thy drove a car full of explosives into a checkpoint. ban ki moon as a does not hold out much hope for a diplomatic solution in syria. there has been a fresh round of fighting in homs. >> these pictures are set to show a suicide attack in the town that killed at least 42 people. russia has started helping dozens of their citizens to leave syria. >> canada is investigating allegations that the coordinator of last week's attack at a gas plant in southeastern algeria was canadian. >> he held the canadian citizenship. have confirmed the death of 38 workers who were all foreigners except for one. gay activists in russia have been attacked in public as they have tried to stage a kissing and protest. >> the insulted several of the cadets and at least five of them were detained and brought to a police station. the kissing prote
that they were not consider the markets on a financial default. john boehner said to show the american people that it would move to balance the budget. >> they understand you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. we're committed to doing a budget on the house side. a budget that will balance over the next ten years. it's time for the senate and the president to show the american people how they're willing to balance a budget over the next ten years. >> the bill now goes to the senate where it's expected to pass and be approved by the white house. republicans will continue to push the government to review social security spending. the bill urges congress to compile an outline of the 2014 budget by mid-april. more business headlines next hour. here is another check on markets. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has suggested islamist militants may be behind separate attacks in north africa. she talked about the hostage taking last week of workers at a gas plant in algeria. clinton said algerian government officials have told their counterparts in washington that some of th
john kerry is president obama's choice for the next secretary of state. he has been quizzed by senators ahead of his recommendation. >> the issues like climate change and fighting disease are also priorities. he's expected to easily win approval for the job from the senate. to syria where authorities have called for a million-man prayer at mosques on friday in an effort to stem anti-regime demonstrations. >> the embattled president was also shown on state television praying with syria's spiritual leader to mark the birthday of the prophet mohammad. the fighting around damascus and other cities continues. a french woman who faced 60 years in a mexican jail on kidnapping charges is back in france. >> the 38-year-old was welcomed in paris by relatives and supporters. a mexican supreme court ruling on wednesday found that local police violated her human rights during their original investigation seven years ago when she was convicted and jailed for helping her husband run a kidnapping ring. the rhetoric from north korea is getting uglier. the country's military bowling to carry out more roc
at johns hopkins university posted a satellite photo online of the nuclear test site. they were taken between november and december. analysts believe the photos confirm their approach to a command bunker some 150 meters north of the entrance. they believe it houses equipment to control a detonator and to communicate with authorities in pyongyang. they also say that a device to measure radiation levels and a radio system have been installed. north korean authoritiesd their readiness to conduct another test. the security council condemned north korea's december rocket launch. >>> north korean authorities are warning south korea of counter measures if it takes part in u.n. sanctions. >>> a north korean statement criticizes south korea for pressing other nations to adopt the u.n. resolution condemning last month's rocket launch. it says sanctions amount to a declaration of war and warns of what it calls strong physical countermeasures if the south koreans participate in them directly. authorities in pyongyang say there will be no more bilateral discussions on the issue of denuclearization
brought down john gotti, the head of the gambino crime syndicate and brought to justice the terrorists responsible for bombing the world trade center and embassies in africa. i would say that is a pretty good run. you do not want to mess with mary jo. >> mary jo white, the new selection for the head of the sec. president obama also nominated richard cordray to the head of the consumer protection financial bureau. >> this is a message consistent with what the president has said, this is who i am, these are the people who will best carry out policies in my judgment that i think is necessary to clean up this country and make sure that we do not go through it again. challenging the senate to act and accept or confirm richard cordray and mary jo white to do its constitutional duty. >> good choices, bad choices, colby, a senior banking experience? >> based on my experience as a friend who was a former prosecutor in new york and knows mary jo white, an excellent choice. she will faithfully fulfilled a lot. >> as far as i can tell, this woman may be sleeps 3 hours a night. she ran this huge pr
this. at this moment they're trying to make their own deal with people like john mccain for next to nothing, from our point of view. you wouldn't see any of those four changes that we're pushing for. and i think he is reluctant, unfortunately, to go ahead with the overwhelming majority of democrats that he has. he has 51 democrats that would support senate resolution 4. and we need the american people to call in to senator reid and say, let's take a stand. let's bring democracy to the u.s. senate. >> the polls suggest that the majority of americans really want filibuster reform and want the talking filibuster back. >> right. overwhelming majority. two-thirds, at least. on the other side, 7 or 8 or 9% say, oh, yeah, they should be able to phone in from their fundrai fundraiser, and say, i object, and now you have unanimous consent, and to get out of unanimous consent, you need 60 votes to move forward. very few americans believed that's what they elected a senator to do. >> so a senator could be sitting somewhere off on capitol hill, raising money on the telephone which they all s
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